Watch the New Leah Senior Video “You Were Not Fit For The Day”

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Melbourne based folk singer-songwriter Leah Senior has just released her haunting new single and video “You Were Not Fit For The Day”. The track is taken from Senior’s second album Pretty Faces which is due for release this Friday 26th May.

“The song came out of feeling helpless to life’s tide, looking back instead of forward,” Leah Senior explained. “It’s about being unable to stop a reckless trajectory.”

Check out the video for “You Were Not Fit For The Day” below:

Beautiful right? To celebrate the release of Pretty Faces Leah Senior kicks off a tour this week – the full list of dates are here:

Friday 26th May – The Loft, Warrnambool, VIC
Friday 9th June – Korova Lounge, Ballarat, VIC
Saturday 17th June – The Toff, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 24th June – Golden Age, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 29th June – The End, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 7th to Sunday 9th July – Bello Winter Festival, Bellingen, NSW

Watch the New Helen Shanahan Video “Camouflaged”

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There’s a lot of buzz surrounding Perth based singer-songwriter Helen Shanahan. Having released her debut album Every Little Sting at the start of the month Shanahan has just sold out her launch shows in WA.

Shanahan’s new single and video is “Camouflaged” which you can watch right here:

Helen Shanahan has one date left on her album launch tour, at the Petersham Bowling Club in Sydney on the 1st June. Check out the official Facebook event for more details.

Watch the New Nick Mulvey Video “Unconditional”

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The amazing English indie-folk singer-songwriter Nick Mulvey has just released his highly anticipated new single and video “Unconditional”. The track is Mulvey’s first since his incredible debut album First Mind and is the first taster for an as yet unnamed new album due later this year.

Check out “Unconditional” below:

Taasha Coates Announces High Times Tour

Taasha Coates
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Wonderful Americana singer-songwriter Taasha Coates is hitting the road again this June on her High Times. “High Times” is a track taken from Taasha Coates’ excellent 2016 album Taasha Coates & Her Melancholy Sweethearts (which I’ve added to the end of this piece).

Check out the full list of dates below:

Saturday 27th May – Grace Emily Hotel, Adelaide, SA
Thursday 1st June – The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 2nd June – Kingston Town Hall, Moorabbin, VIC
Friday 9th June – The Bison Bar, Nambour, QLD
Saturday 10th June – The Junk Bar, Brisbane, QLD
Thursday 15th June – Lizottes, Newcastle, NSW
Friday 16th June – Leadbelly, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 18th June – Brass Monkey, Cronulla, NSW

The Ahern Brothers Announce Self Titled Album and National Tour

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The Ahern Brothers is the new project from Timber and Steel favourite singer-songwriters Josh Rennie-Hynes and Steve Grady. Formed after an impromptu trip to the US last year the new duo have announced plans to launch their self-titled album on the 23rd June.

“Steve and I hadn’t written anything together before, but as soon as we got to San Francisco we pulled out our guitars, and the songs just came pouring out,” Rennie-Hynes said. “We’d wake up, make a Coffee and work on writing a song for that day. At the end of three weeks, we had a bunch of material that we were so proud of.”

The first single from the album is the beautiful “Comb That River” which has a real Everly Brothers vibe. Check out the video below:

The Ahern Brothers are also heading out on a national tour, kicking off at the end of June. The full list of dates are as follows:

Thursday 29th June – Treehouse, Byron Bay, NSW
Friday 30th June – 5 Church Street, Bellingen, NSW
Saturday 1st July – Royal Mail Hotel, Ipswich, QLD
Friday 7th July – Woodford Open Space, Woodford, QLD
Friday 14th July – Flow Bar, Old Bar, NSW
Thursday 20th July – Django Bar, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 22nd July – The Wesley Anne, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 28th July – Green Door Wines, Ferguson Valley, WA
Saturday 29th July – The Church, Donnybrook, WA
Sunday 30th July – The Pottery-Restaurant, Bridgetown, WA
Thursday 3rd August – Secret Show, Mandurah, WA
Friday 4th August – Wild Vinegar, Bunbury, WA
Saturday 5th August – Secret Show, Fremantle, WA
Sunday 6th August – Secret Show, Perth, WA

Lloyd Spiegel Announces New Album and East Coast Tour

Lloyd Spiegel
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If you read our review of this year’s Bluesfest you’ll know that Lloyd Spiegel was one our favourite artists of festival. So we’re super excited to hear that Spiegel has just announced a new album and an east coast tour.

The album is titled This Time Tomorrow and is due for release on the 3rd July. Lloyd Spiegel wrote the album while travelling through Europe, Central and North America, all of which had a influence on his blues and roots sound.

“I’ve never written at home,” Spiegel explained. “I find it hard to be creative in my lounge room looking at bills and checking footy scores – and find that the inspiration to write comes from those few quiet hours in a hotel room on tour, the airport transit lounge or the long bus ride. This is where I can reflect and put those experiences into lyric. I’ve travelled most of my life so really, they’re like letters home.”

To celebrate the release of This Time Tomorrow Lloyd Spiegel is heading out on an east coast tour this June and July. Check out the full list of dates, plus the new track “Devil On My Shoulder”, below:

Friday 16th June – The Camelot Lounge, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 17th June – The Stag and Hunter Hotel, Newcastle, NSW
Sunday 18th June – The Sydney Blues and Roots Festival, Windsor, NSW
Friday 23rd June – The Piping Hot Chicken Shop, Ocean Grove, VIC
Friday 30th June – The Skylark Room, Upwey, VIC
Friday 7th July – Hickinbotham Winery, Dromana, VIC
Friday 14th July – Suttons House of Music, Ballarat, VIC
Thursday 20th July – The Old Museum, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 21st July – The Mullumbimby ex-Services Club, Mullumbimby, NSW
Saturday 22nd July – The Sound Lounge, Currumbin, QLD
Saturday 5th August – The Melbourne Guitar Show, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 11th August – The Thornbury Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 12th August – The Old Church On The Hill, Bendigo, VIC

Two New Charlie Fink Tracks “Anywhere You’re Going Is On My Way” & “I Was Born To Be A Cowboy”

Charlie Fink
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Since we first posted about Charlie Fink’s upcoming solo album Cover My Tracks (due on the 2nd June) the former Noah And The Whale frontman has released two new tracks.

“Anywhere You’re Going Is On My Way” is a simple finger-picked guitar song reminiscent of brighter songs on Noah And The Whale’s First Days of Spring album. “I Was Born To Be A Cowboy” is a little more kitsch (as the title would suggest) but delightful all the same.

Check out both of Charlie Fink’s new tracks below:


Liz Stringer’s Big Tuesday String-a-Long in June

Liz Stringer
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Before she heads over to the Northern Hemisphere for their Summer later this year Melbourne singer-songwriter Liz Stringer will be hosting a very special series of events in her home town.

For the four Tuesdays in June Stringer will be taking over The Gasometer in Melbourne to sit down with four of her songwriting elders and have a conversation about their art, their careers and what motivates them to continue to produce art. And of course there’ll be some live performances as well.

The Big Tuesday String-a-long will feature the formidable line up of Dr Lou Bennett, Deborah Conway, Neil Murray and Mick Thomas. Check out the full list of dates below:

Tuesday 6th June – Dr Lou Bennett
Tuesday 13th June – Deborah Conway
Tuesday 20th June – Neil Murray
Tuesday 27th June – Mick Thomas

Justin Bernasconi Announces New Album Barefoot Wonderland

Justin Bernasconi
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Melbourne based singer-songwriter and celebrated finger-picking guitarist Justin Bernasconi has announced plans to release his second album Barefoot Wonderland on the 19th May.

The album was recorded at Jeff Lang’s Enclave Record Facility, mixed by Shane O’Mara at #Yikesville and mastered by Adam Dempsey at Deluxe Mastering. As well as Bernasconi himself Barefoot Wonderland also features some of the country’s top musicians including Ben Franz, Pete Fidler and Cat Canteri.

For a taster of Barefoot Wonderland check out the wonderful track “Careless Shells” below:

Justin Bernasconi will of course be heading out on tour to support the release of Barefoot Wonderland. The full list of dates are as follows:

Friday 19th May – Basement Discs In-Store, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 19th May – Saint Monday, Yackandandah, VIC
Saturday 20th May – Smith’s Alternative, Canberra, ACT
Sunday 21st May – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW
Friday 26th May – The Shared, Yandina, QLD
Sunday 28th May – The Junk Bar, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 2nd June – The Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine, VIC
Saturday 3rd June – Wheatsheaf Hotel, Adelaide, SA
Thursday 8th June – The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 9th June – The Skylark Lounge, Upwey, VIC
Saturday 10th June – Baby Black Espresso Bar, Bacchus Marsh, VIC
Saturday 26th August – Wauchope Community Arts Councilty Arts Council, Wauchope, NSW
Sunday 27th August – McCrossin’s Mill Museum, Uralla, NSW
Friday 8th September – Selby Folk Club, Selby, VIC

Watch the New Miss Eileen and King Lear Video “Held By The Air”

Miss Eileen and King Lear
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Miss Eileen and King Lear is the new side project from Perch Creek siblings Eileen and Lear Hodgkins. The project was originally started so that the brother and sister could explore songwriting outside of Perch Creek but has since gained a bunch of momentum with significant supports and festival appearances.

The new single from Miss Eileen and King Lear is “Held By The Air” which has a really sweet live video – check it out here:

Miss Eileen and King Lear will be launching “Held By The Air” at the Northcote Social Club in Melbourne on the 18th May with Ayleen O’Hanlon, Rich Davies and Forever Son in support. Check out the official Facebook event for more details.

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